Jan 23, 2023

Microsoft extends AI partnership with ChatGPT and Dall-E maker OpenAI

Microsoft has announced a multi-year, multibillion dollar investment in artificial intelligence as it extends its partnership with OpenAI. OpenAI is the creator of popular image generation tool Dall-E and the chatbot ChatGPT. In in 2019 Microsoft invested $1bn in the company, founded by Elon Musk and tech investor Sam Altman. OpenAI's ChatGPT is able to provide convincingly human responses to questions. Microsoft owns the Bing search engine, and while it lags behind Google in popularity, some suggest that ChatGPT poses a threat to the industry leader. Microsoft said it was committed to "Building AI systems and products that are trustworthy and safe". Microsoft said its cloud computing platform, Azure, would continue to power OpenAI. Earlier reports had suggested Microsoft was considering investing an additional $10bn in OpenAI, but the company's announcement did not put a figure on the scale of its investment.

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